Sterling Heights Real Estate

Sterling Heights is a city in Macomb County of the U.S. state of Michigan, and one of Detroit's core suburbs. As of the 2010 census, the city had a total population of 129,699. It is the second largest suburb in Metro Detroit, and the fourth largest city in Michigan. Sterling Heights consistently ranks as the safest city in Michigan with population over 100,000.

Sterling Heights was incorporated as a city in 1968. It was until the 1950s an agricultural area largely devoted to growing rhubarb and other crops sold in Detroit. Prior to 1968 Sterling Heights was known as Sterling Township. It had from 1836 until 1838 been known as Jefferson Township.

William Valusek was the last Sterling Township supervisor. Anthony Dobry served on the first city council and later served as mayor for eight years. Dobry Road on the northern city limits is named after him. Gerald Donovan became the first mayor of the city. F. James Dunlop became the first mayor pro-tem. There was already a small village named Sterling in Arenac County, so the word "Heights" was added to the township name to satisfy a state law that prevents incorporated municipalities from having the same name. "Moravian" was another name under consideration for the new city.

Lakeside Mall opened in Sterling Heights in 1976.

By 1991 the city had received many people of ethnic European origins, including ethnic Albanians, Bosnians, Croatians, Macedonians, Montenegrins, Serbians, and Slovenians. They moved from Detroit and Hamtramck. In the 1990s, ethnic Macedonians in Sterling Heights, together with ethnic Serbs, had the nickname "Yugos." The ethnic Albanians had the nickname the "Albos." The two groups often had conflicts in the 1990s. As of 1991 many residents worked in automobile plants operated by Chrysler and Ford, and that year, Murray Dublin of The Baltimore Sun described Sterling Heights as "blue collar."

In November 1999, the AMC Theaters Forum 30 megaplex theater opened at the Fourm at Gateways Shopping Center at M-59 and Mound Road along the northern border of Sterling Heights and immediately became the largest movie theater in Michigan, a distinction it still holds. It has since become one of two megaplex movie theaters in Sterling Heights after MJR Theatres opened the Marketplace Digital Cinema 20 in the south end of Sterling Heights in 2005.

The August 2006 issue of Money magazine listed Sterling Heights as No. 19 on its list of the 90 "Best Small Cities" to live in.

Sterling Heights was ranked the sixth safest city in the U.S. with a population between 100,000—499,999, according to Morgan Quitno's 2006 analysis of crime rates.

Sterling Heights - Town vs. County Stats

Avg Price in Sterling Heights: $288,600 / County Avg $334,900


Avg Taxes in Sterling Heights: $3,300 / County Avg $3,400


Avg Sq. Ft. in Sterling Heights: 1,740 / County Avg 1,879


Avg Price per/sqft in Sterling Heights:$166 / County Avg $178


Avg Walkscore in Sterling Heights: 36 / County Avg 33


Avg Year Built in Sterling Heights: 1984 / County Avg 1977


Avg Days on Website in Sterling Heights: 34 / County Avg 57


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Aberdeen Gardens Condo
Ajanta Sub
Andover Heights
Arlingdale Hgts
Beaver Creek
Biltmore Park # 01
Biltmore Park Sub 1
Bristol Hghts # 01
Bristol Hghts # 03
Brookview Sub North
Buckingham Estates Sub
Candlewood Village # 03
Carpathia Gardens
Chelsea Glen
Cherry Hill Farms
Clinton River Meadows
Coachwood Square
Coachwood Square # 03
Coventry Square
Coventry Square # 02
Declerck # 02
Dresden village
Dresden Village # 02
Dresden Village # 03
East Hampton
East Hampton # 02
East Hampton # 03
Easthampton Sub
Essex Gardens
Essex Gardens Sub no.2
Essex North
Executive Heights
Fairfield Village # 01
Forest View Sub No 6
Foster Maas Ranch
Golfpointe Village At Plumbrook
Grenal Sub
Gulason Estates
Hatherly Village Sub 1
HeinS Gardens # 02
Heritage Pointe
Hickory Heights Sub
Laurel Meadows
Maywood East Sub
Maywood Park # 03
Mid Hampton
Mid Hampton # 02
Miracle Homes
Montego Bay
Montego Bay Sub
Moravian Manor Condo
Moravian Pointe
Moravian Village
Moravian Village Sub
Mound Gardens
New Bradford Manor
North Pointe Condo
Nottingham Cove Condo #790
Parkside Pointe Condo
Parkway Estates
Pendleton Village Condo
Plum Creek
Plumbrook Farms # 04
Plumbrook Village
Plumbrook Village # 02
Ridgecroft North
Ridgecroft South
Rivendell Subdivision
Riverside Farms
Rosendale #01
S-P # 02 Sterling Heights
S-P Clinton Valley Sub
S-P EysterS Mound Rd Fms # 06
S-P Riverside Farms
Seville Gardens
Seville Terrace Condo
Shell Heights
Somerset Square
South Hampton # 02
Sterling Commons
Sterling Country Estates # 01
Sterling Heights City
Sterling Heights Sub
Sterling Hunt Club Condo
Sterling Knolls
Sterling Manor
Sterling Manor Sub
Sterling Park
Sterling Park Sub
Sterling Woods
Sterling Woods Condo #668
Stonegate Condo #713
Stradford Village Terraces
Stratford Village North Condo #754
Supervisors Plat of Mound Gardens Subdivision
Surrey Estates
Sussex Manor
Takoma Park
Tarryton # 01
Tarryton # 02
Terra Santa Village # 03
Terra Santa Village Sub
The Ravines
The Reserve
The Sanctuary
The Woods of North Sterling
Troy Meadows
University Estates # 01
Ventnor Manor # 03
Vera Court Subdivision
Victory Gardens
Villa Fontana Sub
Villa Fontana Sub #2
Villa Nova #01
Villa Nova Subdivision No. 1 - Lot 13
Villager Sub
Wanda Park Sub
Willow Way North
Woodcrest Estates #716